52 Date Ideas Printable Cards + Gift Box

Free Date Idea Card Printable Set, which includes 52 unique cards, a place to record your memories, and a box template to place the cards in. The ultimate DIY gift for anniversaries, Valentine's Day, birthdays, and more. Design by Elegance and Enchantment

It’s very hard for me to believe this but my hubby and I will be celebrating our six year wedding anniversary next week! Some days it feels like it was just yesterday that we got married, and others, it feels like we have been together for 50 years (and I mean that in a good way). Our upcoming special occasion got the wheels turning in my head and I started coming up with some fun printables that I could create and share for others to use for their anniversaries.

52 Date Idea Card Printable from Elegance and Enchantment

I started simply with an Anniversary card. Then I thought it would be cute to have some add-on cards with a place to list “Reasons I Love You”, “Best Moments We’ve Shared”, and “What I Can’t Wait For”.

52 Date Idea Card Printable from Elegance and Enchantment

Then the wheels in my head really got rolling. This is the part in a creative’s mind when you have so many possibilities flying around in there that it makes your eyes sparkle, which to an outsider makes you look like a crazy person. I landed on an idea for a deck of 52 cards, with 52 date ideas. Okay, to be fair, I didn’t create this concept of date ideas, or even the deck of cards format. However, it was something I had never designed before and I was excited to see what I could come up with!

52 Date Idea Card Printable from Elegance and Enchantment

And here’s what I landed on. 52 different cards, 52 different date ideas, PLUS a place to record how the date went, when you went on your date, and your favorite memories from your time together. A potential gift, a solution for those nights when you just have no idea what to do, AND a memento to keep.

52 Date Idea Card Printable from Elegance and Enchantment

I didn’t stop there. Instead, I went ahead and tackled something that I avoid at all costs, which is a project that involves construction. It’s a bit of a conundrum that my blog falls under the “DIY” umbrella because I share so many printables, yet the only things I’m capable of actually doing myself are designing, printing, and cutting things out. Even glue can be scary to me. However, I knew that these pretty cards needed a box to go in, so I shook off my fears and faced this challenge. Below you will see the card box that I created a template for, and assembled, all on my own. My 3-D design professor from college would never believe I was able to pull this off. I know that some of you are probably rolling your eyes at me right now, but to me it feels like I just climbed Everest.

52 Date Idea Card Printable from Elegance and Enchantment

In addition to the 52 cards in the deck, is a little “how it works” card, which includes a color coded guide (organized minds, rejoice). I broke down the date ideas into three categories: “Outdoor & Active”, “At Home & Inexpensive” and “Artsy & Cultural”. My hope is that these ideas will appeal to a wide range of couples who may have different interests. It might be a great opportunity to encourage one another to try some activities that may fall outside their wheelhouse.

52 Date Idea Card Printable from Elegance and Enchantment

You counted right, there are 52 different cards, which can mean one date per week for the entire year, or they can stretch out to cover a few years. You can make it a challenge to get through the entire deck, or just pick and choose the activities you like best. Feel free to keep them in order, or shuffle them up and take turns choosing a card to see where the night (or afternoon, or morning) may bring you.

52 Date Idea Card Printable from Elegance and Enchantment

What better gift for an anniversary than something that is inexpensive and completely personal?

52 Date Idea Card Printable from Elegance and Enchantment

I’ll include some very brief instructions, since they are easy!

1. Simply click on the link below to download the file that contains the gift box template and the date idea cards. The last page of the PDF is the striped design that you can print on the back side of the cards (optional). You can find the downloads for the anniversary greeting card and list cards over at Today’s Creative Blog, later this month. I will post a direct link, once they are live. While you are there explore some of the amazing projects, printables and recipes that Kim has shared.

2. Once you have downloaded your PDF, print all the pages except for the last page (striped backing). I would suggest printing on card stock or heavy printer paper, for durability.

3. If you would like to print the backing, send the printed pages back through your printer on the opposite side and print the striped artwork before trimming them out.

4. Use a pair of scissors or your craft knife and cutting mat to trim out the cards. Easy instructions for assembling the card box appear right on the page. Remember, if I could do it, you got this!

5. Place the trimmed out cards into your assembled box, and let the fun begin!

Click here to download your printable date idea cards and gift card box. Just a small note that this is a large file, and it may take a few minutes to download.

The other cards are available to download on Today’s Creative Blog – here.

Fonts used in the artwork: Clarendon and Castro Script

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  • Reply keri @ shaken together September 5, 2014 at 8:00 am

    This is pretty amazing – thank you SO much for the printables and meaningful gift!

  • Reply Ginnie September 5, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    This is gorgeous and so fun! It would make the perfect gift, and I want one for myself, too:)

  • Reply Jennifer September 7, 2014 at 1:02 am

    What a super idea and a great gift. Thank You so much for all of the creative energy that went in to this.

  • Reply Tanya September 9, 2014 at 12:17 am

    What a fabulous idea, these are awesome Michelle!! Pinning :)

    xo, Tanya

  • Reply Kim September 10, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    This is amazing! Thank you for much for creating this. Our Anniversary is coming up next Monday, now I have a little extra something to play with! I will download the 52 date ideas too! That’s awesome, very meaningful and personal. You make incredible designs! I’ve signed up for your email thingamabob, looking forward to more awesomeness.


  • Reply Doreen McKenna September 14, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I love it. Could have used it for my 19th Wedding Anniversary on the 2nd…..but it will definitely be more memorable on my 20th next year….thank you and love it.

  • Reply Paige M. December 16, 2014 at 1:14 am

    I did this same project in school! What school did you attend, and who was the professor that had you do this? Love how this turned out

  • Reply Heather January 1, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Me and my sweetheart’s 1st anniversary is here in just a month! I think this is the perfect gift! I just know he will love it!

    • Reply Michelle @ Elegance & Enchantment January 3, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      That’s so awesome, Heather! So glad you will be able to use this printable as a gift. Happy Anniversary to you both, and here’s to many, many more! :)

  • Reply Lauren @ The Thinking Closet February 10, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Not sure I haven’t seen these until now…but they are AWESOME! So beautifully designed, as always. And mad props on designing the box! I’ve done a few small 3D projects before on my Silhouette and they are always so mind-numbing. So I get it, girl.

    Anyway, I love that these come with the date ideas already written on them and with spots for debriefing…and the anniversary reflection cards are fantastic. Can’t wait to put them to use when our anniversary comes up this July! Pinned! (And you can look out for a feature tomorrow morning, my dear.)

    • Reply Michelle @ Elegance & Enchantment February 11, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      Aw, thanks a bunch, L! I was so nervous to create that box (or anything else that’s 3-D). Thanks a bunch for including it in your roundup! :)

  • Reply Kalyn Brooke | Creative Savings February 11, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Love this, Michelle! They make perfect scrapbook momentos too — I think they would tuck nicely in an album with a few pics. :)

  • Reply Summer February 15, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    This is an amazing idea!! Thank you so much for creating it & for sharing it with technology impaired individuals like myself! (seriously even word art is tricky sometimes!) Thank you again!!

  • Reply Beth Purrington October 8, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Thank you so much for having these up for free, it’s such a lovely and meaningful idea! Hugs! x

  • Reply Kelly December 10, 2015 at 11:05 am

    I was trying to download these printable cards but the link doesn’t seem to be working. Can you send it to me? Thanks! I think they are beautiful!

    • Reply Michelle @ Elegance & Enchantment December 11, 2015 at 10:36 pm

      Hi Kelly! So sorry the file is giving you trouble— it’s really big and takes a bit of time for it to download. I’ll send it over to you just in case it’s still giving you a problem. Enjoy!

  • Reply Alyssa January 8, 2016 at 11:03 am

    This could and totally should be produced and sold! Kickstarter project anyone? I would certainly contribute! These are really great ideas, organized well, and makes me drool looking at the overall design. :) A printable version is always great for the actionable creatives who may even want to make it their own in some other way. For those less inclined to DIY with the printable, these would be a dream! I can see different designs and all sorts of ideas – I will pipe down now :)

    • Reply Michelle @ Elegance & Enchantment January 19, 2016 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Alyssa! I’m working on getting a couple of my printables made into physical products this year. To be honest, this isn’t one that I considered, but you are right, I think I should go for it! :) Stay tuned! I really appreciate your confidence in me!

  • Reply Lórien February 11, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    These are absolutely amazing! I would love to use them for my boyfriend this valentinesday but unfortunately the link doesn’t seem to be working.. :(
    Could you possibly email it to me instead?
    Thank you for this lovely idea.

    • Reply Michelle @ Elegance & Enchantment February 13, 2016 at 9:18 am

      Hi Lórien! I’m sorry this was giving you trouble. The file is really large and needs a few minutes to populate before it will let you download. In case that doesn’t work, I’ve also sent you an email with the file. Enjoy!

  • Reply Tallie February 11, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I love this but I couldn’t get it to download. :( Any ideas???

    • Reply Michelle @ Elegance & Enchantment February 13, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Hi Tallie! Thanks so much for checking out my blog. The file is very large and takes a few minutes to load before it will download for you. I’ve also send you an email in case that didn’t do the trick for you. :)

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